Whistleblowing and Wikileaks

On Sunday, the on-line whistle-blower, Wikileaks, released 91,000 U.S. military records dating between January 2004 and December 2009. “Whistleblowing” is the term given to an employee’s unauthorized disclosure of information he or she honestly and reasonably believes violates the law, professional standards, or involves mismanagement, corruption, abuse of authority, or demonstrates a danger to the public or other employees.